break away

break away
break away (from (someone/something)) 1. to escape.

George's excited horse broke away and ran off into the field.

2. to separate from the control of someone or something.

Scotland isn't going to suddenly break away from the rest of Great Britain.

We're trying to break away from the idea that men should not be affectionate with their children.

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(against resistance), / ,

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